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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Oliver Narrator: Sarah Drew Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780061938313
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The Before I Fall movie—based on Lauren Oliver’s beloved first novel and starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley—is opening in theaters in spring 2017.

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “This story races forward, twisting in a new direction every few pages, its characters spinning my emotions from affection to frustration, anger to compassion. You’ll have no choice but to tear through this book!”

    Jay Asher, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Samantha’s attempts to save her life and right the wrongs she has caused are precisely what will draw readers into this complex story and keep them turning pages until Sam succeeds in living her last day the right way.”

    VOYA (starred review)

  • “Oliver’s debut novel is raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful…Readers will love Samantha best as she hurtles toward an end as brave as it is heartbreaking.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Oliver, in a pitch-perfect teen voice, explores the power we have to affect the people around us in this intensely believable first novel…This is a compelling book with a powerful message and should not be missed.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • One of Amazon Best Books of the Year in 2010
  • A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • Selected for the Spring 2010 Kids' Indie Next List
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2010 NPR Best Book
  • A 2011 Booklist Best Book for Young Adults

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaci | 2/8/2014

    " INCREDIBLE book. Emotional to the extreme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dania | 2/7/2014

    " Did not expect to enjoy the book, but I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 1/22/2014

    " When I first started reading this book, I thought that this storyline has been used by so many books and movies, and expected that I could predict how it would go. But to my pleasant and genuine surprise, it turned out to be a gripping tale of a misunderstood heroine who I hated at first, but redeemed herself in the end. Lots of lessons to be learned, a good choice for teens. Loved this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer | 1/8/2014

    " I agree that this book is "Groundhog Day" meets "Mean Girls." The main characters in this book are really horrible. I found the stories of the other characters more interesting than finding out how the main ones would redeem themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina-katharina | 12/30/2013

    " Ein Buch mit viel Wahrheit. Ein Buch worauf man sich einlassen muss. Es hat einige tolle Botschaften aber auch sehr schwierige Momente. Definitiv etwas was es sich lohnt zu lesen, aber vielleicht auch nicht jedermans Sache. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Shivler | 12/28/2013

    " This was seriously one of the best books I have ever read. Lauren Oliver has a way of ending books that is unexpected, satisfying, and leaves you wanting to cry. I read before i fall because of Delirium, and I was not disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Moser | 12/26/2013

    " Finished it in one day! Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darbs | 10/28/2013

    " Amazing loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 10/15/2013

    " A book worth wasting your time on. Unique story.. Might even change a person's way of looking at life. I'd rate it 3.5-4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/8/2013

    " Mean Girls meets Ground Hog Day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cande Herondale | 2/16/2012

    " awwesome. perfect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 María Fabiola | 8/28/2011

    " Lauren Oliver siempre me hace sufrir y con este me hizo picar mucho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raycee | 8/18/2011

    " Thrilling. Well, all bitches should read this to realize all the things they do just for fun.. Im proud of Samantha. She did the right choice.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leah_bee | 5/22/2011

    " While I was reading this book I kept waiting for something to happen and nothing ever did. The whole book seemed a little lack-luster even though the general idea is interesting. I persevered to the end hoping I might get something out of it but I never did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 5/22/2011

    " I really really liked this book I think that it showed how far a girl would go if she knew the next day that she would die. I really like how the authour played up Samantha's emotions and how she would change the way each day was done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/20/2011

    " I couldn't stop reading, willing it not to break my heart. And then it was over. And I am not sure I got what I wanted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Remi | 5/15/2011

    " I loved all of it from beginning to end.In this book i could really understand the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skyler | 5/15/2011

    " One of my FAVORITES...

    Well this book blew me away. The charecter development is amazing and the plot develeopmennt is very intence. "

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About the Author
Author Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Sarah Drew is an American actress who has appeared on a number of television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, Castle, Supernatural, Mad Men, Law & Order: SVU, and Glee. She also works as a voice actor.